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County Information

Douglas County was established in 1855. It was named after Stephen A. Douglas (1813–1861), U.S. Senator from Illinois.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 340 square miles, of which 331 square miles is land and 9 square miles is water.

Douglas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 517,110. It is the state's most populous county, home to over one-fourth of Nebraska's residents. Its county seat is Omaha, the state's largest city.

Sailor And Soldier Statues at the Durham Museum in Omaha
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Douglas County Online Data


Births & Birthdays Biographies Cemeteries
Census Data Churches Clubs, Societies & Organizations
Documents Geographical Features Historical Info
Marriages, Anniversaries & Divorces Military News Articles
Obituaries/Deaths People & Families Precincts
Schools Towns & Villages

Website Updates:

18 July 2014:
Military: Other - Veterans Deaths - Jack Cormaci, James M. Crampton, Leonard Forsberg, Clarence S. Hughart, Clarke Kountze, Charles Patlan, Delmar E. Reed, Paul M. Scalise, Edward H. Zieg
Bios: Ralph W. Breckenridge, James Jay Brown, Harry Ginter Counsman, Colonel B. D. Crary, Michael J. Curran, Byron Bennett Davis, M. D., Harry P. Deuel, Frank Dewey, John A. Doe, Henry W. Dunn, George Forgan, James Forsyth, George Appleton Hoagland, George Ward Holdrege, James Roy Jamison, George A. Joslyn, Judge George Baker Lake, William Curtis Lambert, John Latenser,, George A. Magney, Charles Bracy Mcdonald, Felix Jerome Mcshane, Jr., Hon. David H. Mercer,,Harley Green Moorhead, Thomas J. O'connor, Ralph E. Parrott, Colonel Louis J. Piatti, Andrew J. Poppleton, Hon. John Irvin Redick, Hon. Charles Lockard Saunders, Lewis Clark Sholes, John Edward Summers, M. D., George C. Towle, Gurdon Wallace Wattles
16 July 2014:
Historical Info: Celebrations, Expositions & Fairs - Tran-Mississippi Exposition 1898 - Photogravures by F. A. Rinehart
15 July 2014:
Towns & Villages: Omaha - Early Days Around Omaha, Brown's Lone Tree Ferry, First Claims Located, Laying Out The Town, Celebrating The Event, The First Buildings, Settlers Of 1855-56-57, First Things, The Claim Club And Its Work, First Land Entries, Early Day Justice
14 July 2014:
Towns & Villages: Albright; Bellevue; Bennington; Benson; Blakesley; Briggs; De Bolt; Dodge; Dundee; East Omaha; Elk City; Elkhorn; Elkhorn Junction; Florence; Gibson; Ireland’s Mill; Irvington; Lane; Mercer; Millard; Parkvale; Ralston; Saratoga; Sarpy; Seymour; South Cut; South Omaha; Valley; Waterloo
01 July 2014:
People & Families: Pioneers - Pioneers 1854 - 1857
Geographical Features: Bridges - The Ak-Sar-Ben Bridge

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Surrounding Counties

Dodge County - (northwest)
Washington County - (north)
Pottawattamie County, Iowa - (east)
Sarpy County - (south)
Saunders County - (west)

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